Basic Social Media Strategy Can Be Used For Roleplay

Even if roleplay is cursory, to start off on the best of your ability, consider creating a social media strategy that works for you optimally. Hypefury has a few suggestions.

There is a key to create SMART goals that can be measured. One idea to consider in the SMART system is if you WANT to do it. If you do not want to do it, then don’t.

What is your target audience. It cannot be broad. It must be honed in and the only way to understand your audience is deciding your research.

While reach and engagement is very important in social media, for roleplay there is a watching factor that inherently occurs with each performance and the more in character you maintain. Out of character discussion, while simpler in concept have to be maintained. Roleplay if staged must be organized for effectiveness. Nevertheless, metrics are important for business related posts, no so much for hobbies. And yes, vanity metrics, such as likes and followers mean nothing overall.

Have engaging content. Posting several different concepts in life is confusing to your followers. Posting consistent content sets your expertise for the social media you want. Then content should be a balance between content text and images. A picture is worth 1000 words. Some pictures are utterly controversial, not because of nudity, but because someone, somewhere, disagrees about the content and they want to make their point known. Links that post images are the most useful. Without that image, the text goes unread. Videos and gifs work better.

Social media calendars are essential for specific campaigns for roleplayers. Discussing overall your expertise is a good thing, but directing dates and times of your posts to optimize the interaction with the audience is what you use your social media metrics for.

The issue with strict RP accounts is there is a time where there lots of interaction, then there is a long lull period. Lost of interaction period is when the new content is released. Use your calendar for estimating the concept of that. Use holidays. Prepare featured product releases. All podcasts and video releases. Think about how you are going to lead your audience and persuade them to your ideas of your expertise. Be prepared for hecklers because there is always a schism. Have a plan for that. The lull periods should be used for all your ideas being written somewhere on a blog, or site, etc. Your audience can be referred to your sites that go in depth. Then you can charge for more exclusive information.

Roleplay to the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 (SWAG77) means an outline and script written to perform on social media. Portrayal of a character is NOT roleplay to SWAG77. Portrayal is fun to do, but it does lead to wasted social media time. If all someone wants to do is distraction, shoot the breeze, piddle about, meaningless conversation, and/or trying to make friends you have never met, okay. Define what you want. But if you ever seen our roleplays, they are incredible. Lots of people wake up and watch. But it takes a lot of planning and practice.



FANS: HELP! I don’t know what the canon should be!

Once again, Star Wars fans have appears on the Star Wars Actor’s Guild 77 pages after all the “hate bash pages spewing misinformation” has had their fill ruining the fandom.

We said long ago on this blog that none of these “sites” read and study Star Wars like most RPers do — they just failed Star Wars. And powerful entities, influencers and decision-makers LISTENED to these fools, and ostracized us, mass reporting us to silence us.

We will repeat what we’ve said throughout our SWAG77, when you roleplay (RP) online you are responsible for knowing all your story attributes of your character and class. You need to know both canon AND LEGENDS (Star Wars Expanded Universe: SWEU).

Canon because it gives you direction of the kinds of stories Disney wants to tell.

And LEGENDS because they give you the thematic underlying deeper meanings why the Star Wars story works the way it works.

For example, the importance of HEIR TO THE EMPRE — THRAWN TRILOGY shows how THRAWN emotions while there are no emotions and the logic of the Chiss and the Chiss Ascendancy. But if a fan refuses to read it, then understanding why THRAWN NEVER MET SABINE WREN cannot be examined or understood in STAR WARS REBELS.

Sure, random speculations are one idea to do. But why is THRAWN suddenly wearing burgundy and who are these other burgundy wearing Chiss — one might be surprised exactly who — a fan who refuses to read fails to understand the interconnectedness of canon and Legends Star Wars stories.

We are seeing the same for The Mandalorian.

The sequels were created with obstinate to the fans. As such the last movie, TROS, in story confusion. But, that’s what happens when one fails to understand the underlying overall Star Wars story.

If TROS wanted to tell the story filmed in Star Wars context, the Legends story Splinter In The Mind’s Eye, could have been adapted for film. But, well we know what Abrams did or refused to do.

Reading books should always be encouraged.

Fan Art and Fanfics Will Not Get You A Disney Lucasfilm Star Wars Contract

You have to write a fanfic with love.

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Your work will go unread, ignored and unseen. No one will steal your work to get famous because they “stole your idea” and presented it to Disney Lucasfilm.

No one will admire your old work.

Employees of Disney Lucasfilm do not look at work and they cannot even share their own work because it cannot be made public.

You are delusional if you think your idea supersedes the legally contracted ideas Disney Lucasfilm has that is out in the open or their non-disclosure agreements and in their bank vaults.

Stop being a narcissist.

As far as Disney Lucasfilm cares about your art or fanfic, it is theirs for the taking. They own the intellectual property, the copyrights and the trademarks on all images, subject-matter, and stories with the derivatives of the said work.

They also have the advertising and marketing strategies that far exceeds…

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Mortis and the Time Bandits

In the 1982 movie, Time Bandits, there is a “Map of Creation” that anyone who has the map can move through time and interact with the people, take items of interest and store it. The villain, “Evil” wants to take the map and end time.

The link between Star Wars, Mortis Trilogy and Time Bandits is now “time movement” is the Force, and the Mortis deities created it. The Map is not physical but experiential — by experiencing the Force and what it has to offer from the past, present and future, a Force user can move through time, to interact with people, take items of interest and store them. The villain is the “Dark Side” but more about “wasting time” than ending it.

 

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The Psychology of Taking #StarWars Too Seriously In Real Life On Social Media

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Fandom is many things. Being entrenched in it, and “Star Warsing” everyday can cause psychological problems as manifested online. We are not talking about having false dichotomies of “Han Shot” questions, we’re talking about when reality is enmeshed with a fictional world to create a delusion based on fantasy that hurts and bullies people on social media.

That is an a unhealthy fandom.

Health fandom is buying the books, watching the movies and TV shows, talking about the plots, reviewing the episodes on blogs and podcasts, cosplay, writing rational fan-fictions that had minimal self-insertions or wish-fulfillment, and roleplaying a character the way the character is manifested through reading research and actor’s and production interviews.

Here at the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 we have seen everything.

It’s fine to crackship, but keep it in perspective. It’s not going to be real. Don’t put your hopes over the top by bashing other fans. A crackship is a relationship between two characters that may be romantic/sexual in nature that would never have the opportunity to meet.

It is fine to speculate and write “metas”. But it should be grounded in the Star Wars literature — ALL THE STAR WARS LITERATURE that also includes Legends. Just because it is no longer canon does not mean that it is no longer valid to examine or interrogate, analytically. Metas are written points of view of how a story should be told and why.

It is not so much that we don’t like alternative points of view or alternate universes to Star Wars, it’s the authoritarian arrogance we hate that does not allow a fan to make choices themselves about what they choose to believe. Our opinions are based on the books, chapter and passage. If the book agrees, then we will go from there.

What we see in some Star Wars fans is they make up and pass off a flim flam to unsuspecting fans who don’t know what is true or what to do. When their false promises fail, these conned fans come to us. We have to re-educate them with facts: Star Wars Books.

We have also seen a heavy duty sexual component passed off to underage children in podcasts, which uses profanity and misogyny to describe characters. That is not Star Wars fandom. Bigotry, racism, sexism, Antisemitism, anti-Muslim, and rape culture is NOT TRAITS of Star Wars fans. Most of that podcast made too many false connotations in red herring logic as a causation to justify a hate logic. That is not fandom. That is spending too much time irrationally against people to justify hatred online and on social media.

The goal of Star Wars fans is to ENJOY Star Wars. Not HATE the content creators and do things to other fans to shame them and get their accounts suspended on social media. If that’s the kind of fandom desired, then Star Wars Actors Guild 77 and its band of pages and campaign is NOT desired.

What is going on is a diagnosis: Narcissistic psychosis.

The cure: Ghosting by blocking all access nodes

The treatment: Playing the gray rock to protect the hate onslaught a narcissist in a psychopathic episode on social media is suffering.

No response, just block.

The best way to think about is there are over 10s – 100 million on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. You do not need drama from a few accounts that block that fulfill. Sorry. That’s the way one needs to think about it.

Besides, our cure, don’t like what we say and want to yell at us? PAY US: paypal.me/SWAG77/100

Star Wars: Vernissage Version 1.o – fan-fiction feat. #Grand AdmiralThrawn #SabineWren

Star Wars Rebels: The Vernissage (12614 words) by SWAG_77
Chapters: 6/?
Fandom: Star Wars – All Media Types, Star Wars Legends – All Media Types, Star Wars: Rebels
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Thrawn | Mitth’raw’nuruodo, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Stormtroopers, Chiss Troopers, Imperials – Character, Sabine Wren, Lando Calrissian, Rebels – Character
Additional Tags: Observations, Star Wars Actors Guild 77, SWAG 77
Series: Part 1 of Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels
Summary:

Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels fan-fictions

Grand Admiral Thrawn is an Imperial Chiss Officer – an alien and the only one of his kind within the hierarchy of the Empire. He is ordered by Emperor Palpatine to retrieve a secret fleet built by his Master’s Master, Darth Tenebreous or Rugess Nome, a Bith Shipbuilder that used Sith enchanted materials for the starships. However before Thrawn became a Grand Admiral, he had to care for a small Mandalorian girl whom he was her patron until he lost contact with her from the Imperial Academy on Mandalore. The girl’s name was Sabine Wren and he taught her art and music theory. Their lives suddenly become interwoven into a galaxy replete with art and him tracking her every direction.

Rising Force, Rebellious Seed – The Trigalis Incident

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RFRS – The Trigalis Incident (7336 words) by SWAG_77
Chapters: 5
Fandom: Star Wars – All Media Types, Star Wars Legends – All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Yuuzhan Vong, Auset Lah, Black Sun – Character
Additional Tags: Part of RFRS
Series: Part 3 of Star Wars Actors Guild 77 stories
Summary:

The coalescence of how the Sith learned of the Yuuzhan Vong entering the galaxy

 

Speculative Predictions of #SabineWren in #StarWarsRebels

Sabine Wren in Star Wars Rebels Season 3 will have an exquisite role as she has a new toy in her arsenal against the Empire.

A jetpack. One she has wanted since last season, 2.

Her biggest challenge will be to her “Mandalorian-ness”. Long time fans of hers know she’s a unique type of Fem-Mando who fights for what she is right in the galaxy, and paints art to reflect her form of protest against the Empire. She also is considered “dar’manda” by most Mandalorians because she is a part of Death Watch, a former separated team from the rest of Mandalorians.

In the trailer, we see Fenn Rau tell her he is proud that she remembers his Mandalorian origins and that she has gained his respect.

It appears that Sabine is becoming more of a warrior in of herself. And she is becoming a leader.

But rumor has it that her reasons for obtaining the Darksaber (Pre Vizsla’s laser sword, then Darth Maul’s sword) is one of many reasons she left the Imperial Academy on Mandalore.

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She has no family to speak of or what we know of her. It is our group, the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 to NOT believe that Bo-Katan is the mother of Sabine Wren because Sabine is “Desi” or Southeast Indian heritage and Bo-Katan is biracial or monoracial. It would be unfair to the bulk of diverse fans to whitewash Sabine Wren who is an awesome character and has a lot to offer girls of color.

We do think her mother worked with Bo-Katan as a Nite Owl and is with her during the last days of Mandalore. Her mother met another man and they had Sabine Wren together. Then her mother was killed in battle.

Here is our fan-fiction outlining that: Star Wars: Truth and Trudge – Vernissage

We also think that Sabine will be placed in a confounding situation where she will have to chose between that which is the Rebels and that which is her duty to the Empire.

All because of Grand Admiral Thrawn

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We wrote a fan-fiction on Thrawn’s interaction with Sabine Wren after the Imperials took over Mandalore. He taught her art, color and music theory. Sabine was his protege. Unfortunately, he was reassigned to the Outer Rim because he was an Alien Imperial Officer. He told her to graduate from the Academy and look for him when she was to be assigned to his fleet.  That never happened. She left the Academy.

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At some point she went underground and hid until she encountered Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, Chopper, and Zeb Orrelios. She became Spectre 5 among the Ghost Crew and she was a weapons expert.

Sabine Wren will be one to watch this season with these two images when she learns Thrawn is searching for her:

What will she do?

#StarWarsRebels: The Force Has Facets Like Crystals

The Force has facets to it like the crystals of a lightsaber. Imperfect, blemished, clarity, cut, karat, etc. The two most familiar facets are the Light Side of the Force and the dark side. The Force is all the same one piece, that binds us and holds us together in the galaxy, according to the old Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Master adage.

In Star Wars Rebels season 3, those facets of a crystal will shatter and the shards will scatter like sand on a beach, since most crystals are smaller components to rock and sand.

The Star Wars Show on Youtube shows a clip of Star Wars Rebels season 3 at ~3:30 minutes. It shows what it is like before the crystal breaks through the Force.

Crystals used in the Force are responsive to the Force, and emotion of the user. The crystal and the Force user connect and share some type of bond, though imperfect. How does a rock bond to a human being? A sentient being? Life?

The basis of most life is the firmament or the soil that requires key components and nutrients to grow all other life. With a diurnal variation, oxygen and water, life will grow in a season. Seasons can vary from long to short, but the point them is to have a time to exist and then there is change. The only reliable thing about life that everyone can count on is that it changes, then it dies, which is a change.

During the time of Star Wars Rebels, they are finding what their eutectic point is as young people. Things must die so that new life can be born and evolution takes place. People can think that is not fair, and game the system and many characters do in Star Wars, but the Force is an act of nature and is fickle about its domination. It shifts like the eddies of a tiny brook to a tumultuous wave.

The key is, let the Force flow…

FYI: All this is being said because Ezra’s lightsaber (visit him on Facebook)  is green and where did he get the crystal? It looks like Kanan’s but it doesn’t seem like it is from him.

 

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The Thrawn Accords – #Thrawn In #StarWars

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Star Wars Rebels: The Vernissage: The Thrawn Accords on Mandalore II (8186 words) by SWAG_77
Chapters: 3/?
Star Wars: Rebels
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Thrawn | Mitth’raw’nuruodo, Sabine Wren
Additional Tags: Observations, Star Wars Actors Guild 77, SWAG 77
Series: Part 2 of Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels
Summary:

Only Captain Thrawn is able to invade and conquer Mandalore to Imperial rule. But he had to serve at a regent for Mandalore before a Moff was selected. What he discovered during his rule, is they Mandalorians, were more creative and inventive that what was let on by the rest of the galaxy. He took one Mandalorian child under his tutelage and taught her art and its interpretation, something forbidden by the Mandalorians and the Chiss, which he was.

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